Laughing for a good cause

Ask the volunteers in the Baldwin Fire Department to describe firefighter Michael Dolan, and they’ll tell you the 28-year-old is one of the most generous people they know. “Michael is one of the few people I know who would honestly give you the shirt off his back without a question,” said Christopher Abed, First Aid Company captain, “even if he just met you five minutes ago.”

Herald Schools

Lynbrook teachers: Do No Harm policy hurts students

At the June 13 Lynbrook Board of Education meeting, several students and teachers expressed their displeasure with a district policy that omits students’ Regents exam grades from their class averages if the scores do not help them.

Glen Cove City Council to vote on 35 percent water rate hike

The Glen Cove City Council will vote on whether to raise the city’s water utility rates by 35 percent, following a public hearing at City Hall on the evening of June 26. If the rate is approved, …

Trustee seeks to end waivers

The last few minutes of the Valley Stream Central High School District’s June 12 Board of Education meeting were tense, as Trustee Armando Hernandez surprised fellow board members with a motion …

Muslims in Valley Stream celebrate end to holy month of Ramadan

Valley Stream’s growing Muslim population celebrated the end of Ramadan, the holy month during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, with several celebrations over the course of the …

Jones Beach Theater goes greener

The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater is going several steps greener.

Sea Cliff's White Caps a ‘crest’ above all the rest

From atop the village’s scenic beach pavilion, rolling waves seem to give movement and energy to the shore along Sea Cliff Beach. Some waves, however, crest above the rest as they break onto …

Editorial

Staying safe when the summer heats up

Summer is finally here. It should be a time of joy, spent barbecuing in the backyard and hanging out at the beach. Too often, however, summer turns tragic when it needn’t. The American Red Cross offers the following guidelines . . .

Zach Gottehrer-Cohen

How about a Pride Month to be even more proud of?

As I scrolled through social media on the first weekend of June — LGBT Pride Month — my online world was bursting with unapologetic queerness. My feed featured a cascade of rainbows, clips from …

Students stump for endangered species

Fourth grade students from The Brandeis School in Lawrence helped Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen and Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana, along with Audubon New York launch an awareness campaign about the endangered species that nest on Hempstead Town beaches.

Alfonse D'Amato

A new playbook for American diplomacy

President Trump’s travels last week stirred the diplomatic world on two fronts. First, he stopped in Canada for the G-7 leaders’ conference, and held firm in his insistence . . .